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Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in California

Considering a career as a Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychologist in California?

12.5% Jobs Projection
$100,850 Median Salary
2,060 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in California is growing faster than average.

  • Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Work in California?

In 2018, there were 17,310 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists working in the state.

There were 18,250 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 940 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,080 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists working in it, which means California has more Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists than average.

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in this state are growing at a rate of 12.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.2%.

Job Projections for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,060 annual job openings, and a total of 28,900 jobs for California Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 12,100 annual jobs and 168,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists ranged from $55,040 to $158,280 with $100,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.46 to $76.1. The median hourly rate was $48.48.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $45.51 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.97.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,470 $100,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,260 $101,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,950 $88,140
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,540 $95,850
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 910 $104,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 610 $109,080
Bakersfield, CA 550 $103,950
Fresno, CA 520 $78,380
Stockton-Lodi, CA 380 $100,390
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 290 $125,180
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 250 $100,420
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 220 $116,480
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 200 $115,370
Modesto, CA 200 $89,080
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 160 $113,050
Madera, CA 130 $123,220
Santa Rosa, CA 130 $120,380
Salinas, CA 130 $118,820
Chico, CA 120 $57,840
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 $104,610
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 90 $95,130
Merced, CA 80 $67,640
Yuba City, CA 40 $94,220

Top States for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 17,310 $100,850
New York 11,370 $88,710
Texas 6,680 $66,070
Illinois 4,700 $71,340
Pennsylvania 4,440 $74,930
Massachusetts 4,050 $79,810
Ohio 3,950 $72,930
Florida 3,950 $69,650
New Jersey 3,760 $85,160
Minnesota 3,220 $84,630
Wisconsin 3,060 $77,090
North Carolina 3,030 $62,470
Virginia 2,680 $73,930
Colorado 2,670 $84,410
Arizona 2,530 $61,500
Michigan 2,430 $75,340
Washington 2,330 $71,670
Georgia 2,100 $71,200
Maryland 2,090 $78,980
Tennessee 1,800 $64,330

Below are the states where Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $100,850
Oregon $89,150
Connecticut $88,890
New York $88,710
Rhode Island $86,370
New Jersey $85,160
District of Columbia $84,780
Alaska $84,740
Minnesota $84,630
Colorado $84,410

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 40

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